Bill Outline Shows Sweeping Immigration Overhaul

Immigrants living in the U.S. illegally can start on a path toward citizenship, but only after significant border-security measures are met and they pay a hefty fine, according to an outline of the comprehensive immigration reform bill senators plan to introduce Tuesday.

The outline of the Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act of 2013 states that in order for an undocumented immigrant to apply for “registered provisional immigrant” status, the government must first achieve a 90 percent “effectiveness rate” along the southern border. More than 1.6 million of the country’s estimated 11.2 million undocumented immigrants ...

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